12th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Semi Slav (1201-1400)


#1 perikito (1960)

TD: CHESScom Started on August 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM
Players: 1105   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1201-1400
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 459   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 1,105 Completed Games: 6620 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 907 (82% of field) Games in Round 1: 5,500
Eliminated Round 2: 156 (14% of field) Games in Round 2: 940
Eliminated Round 3: 27 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 150
Eliminated Round 4: 6 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 30
Players Withdrawn: 41 (3%) # Timeouts: 2192 (33%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1303 Biggest Upset: 1276 defeats 1628

This is the 12th Official Chess.com Thematic Tournament. It will begin August 1st, so register now!

All games start with the Semi-Slav,

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6

NOTE: If you register now and your rating changes before the start date, you will be AUTOMATICALLY moved to the correct group when the tournament starts. 

You will play up to 10 games at a time in this event.

Vacation time is allowed.  

New rounds will start when ALL games in the current round are complete.  

If you have other questions (group size, # of people advancing, etc) read the Tournament Description above. If you still have questions, try this help file

Good luck everyone!


  • 4 years ago


    Message to the player who stay in the turnamet. Only one game left =) be aware of me =)

  • 5 years ago


    done! next round please.....

  • 5 years ago


    what an easy pass to the third round....three guys  in my group timed out right away.  another guy timed out after making a few moves.  I only had to play two games, split them and now move on to round 3. :) i hope that round is that easy

  • 5 years ago


    LOL at "almost done."  The last 82 games take like 4 months.

  • 5 years ago


    almost doneLaughing

  • 5 years ago


  • 5 years ago


    Congrates everyone.

  • 5 years ago



  • 5 years ago


    the tournament's second round!!!!!    FINALLY STARTED!!!!!!!!

  • 5 years ago


    Lokesh - of course, you're right.

    I usually play higher rated players - only way to get better really.

    And, to answer your question, I don't have a problem with anyone who has improved their ranking since the start of this tournament. BUT, if they want to withdraw out of guilt, I won't try to discourage them....

  • 5 years ago


    @sdass I dont consider it unfair ,Say if you particpated in  a Under -18 Badminton championship which started 2 days before your 15th birthday you would still be considered because you were 14 years at the start of the tournament.Same goes here too.You cannot complain against it.

    @MikeHulse You have to learn to beat the better rated players.Only then will you improve and rate higher.What is the fault of those players who went above 1400.??

    @Miodrag1996 Extreme joy and satisfaction + ratings he had gained while defeating all others+some tournament points

    @all We all should consider ourselves lucky that we are getting time to practise and improve ourselves.Chess is a game of patience.You can play new games in the interim.The players have every right to take their fullest of time before making a move.Moreover not all players here are free all the time.So stop complaining and start practicing

  • 5 years ago


    Sdasss has a good point, although it must happen in a lot of graded tournaments that drag on for months. Fortunately, I've not progressed much at all, so I still belong. Embarassed

    Any of you guys that have risen above 1400 could remove yourselves from the tournament if you're worried about fair play. 

    On the opposite end, I wonder if any of the first round winners have actually dropped below 1201? Doesn't seem likely, but you never know around here...

  • 5 years ago


    it's been 1 for months now. my main problem with this delay is the fact that most players aren't in the 1200-1400 rating range anymore. i've gone up to 1582, and when i joined this tournament i had a rating of 1271. i know some players have crossed 1800. this tournament went from being a controlled group to being open; the next round will be unfair to some people, as they will be playing intermediate masters compared to what they joined this tournament to play.

  • 5 years ago



  • 5 years ago


    I am a paying member but i dont think it gives me any privelege in regarding to respect others. I think that if people are on vacation its their rights and the game is 3 days per move so sometimes people work hard and very busy and cannot answer game every day. I know that because I am very busy

  • 5 years ago


    What winner of tournament gets?

  • 5 years ago


    Ups! I am a free player and I was able to write here. So maybe it's because even free players have the right to complain and make suggestions to improove.

    Maybe you could suggest that free players are not able to add comments, but at the moment we can. So we are cheap, but also audience for the publicity, and that also becomes in revenew for chess.com.

  • 5 years ago


    Just for clarification, I'm not attacking free players. My comments are only to those who play for free, then have the gall to complain openly because they don't get to play fast enough.  I agree that $100/year is too much, which is why I bought the $29/yr membership. That level allows participation in multiple tournaments.

    As for the name reference from "Porky's", geof - funny man. BTW - three days from now will be the tenth anniversary of the death of Nancy Parsons. She was the actress that played Beulah Balbricker in the film.

  • 5 years ago


    Even if i don't pay any money to be playing at chess.com, I am still patient and simply looking for matchmade games to hone my skills, and I am just wondering: Why be so impatient when more time gives you a chance to become better and increase your chansces pf winning?
  • 5 years ago


    Cheap eh?


    Yeah, I'm cheap....sorry that I don't feel the justification of paying 100 bucks a year to have access to all the features of Chess.com

    There are currently over 4.4 million members---and including paying members coupled with advertising--- Chess.com generates over 35 million dollars per year in revenue.

    If anything, they should lower membership fees.

    Funny, how you're attacking those who aren't paying members. So, I guess you don't think the players in this last game are being disrespectful? I don't think it's a coincidence that they're taking nearly 3 days to make each move.

    But hey, who am I to complain...I'm cheap, right?

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